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Best Players to Wear #99 in NFL History


It is officially 99 days until the official kickoff of the 2022 NFL season! As our official countdown here on FlurrySports, we will be releasing the best players to ever wear the jersey number of the number of days remaining. Follow along to keep track of how many days until the NFL season, and share who YOU think the best player to ever wear that jersey number is!

With 99 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #99. Of course, some of the all-time greats at this number will still be playing this season. They have the ability to continue rising up the list! The official ranking of these players is based on the Approximate Value (AV) from Pro Football Reference.

Without further ado, here are the all-time best NFL players to wear #99.
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Best NFL Players to Wear #99

1) Jason Taylor, DE (1997-2011)

NFL Draft: 1997, Round 3, Pick 73 to the Miami Dolphins

6x Pro Bowl | 3x All-Pro

Defensive Player of the Year (2006)

139.5 Career Sacks, 46 Forced Fumbles, 151 Tackles For Loss

NFL Record for most career fumble return touchdowns (6).

2) Warren Sapp, DT (1995-2007)

NFL Draft: 1995, Round 1, Pick 12 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

7x Pro Bowl | 4x All-Pro

Defensive Player of the Year (1999)

Super Bowl Champion (XXVII)

96.5 Sacks, 19 Forced Fumbles, 91 Tackles for Loss

3) Aaron Donald, DT (2014-Present)

NFL Draft: 2014, Round 1, Pick 13 to the St. Louis Rams

8x Pro Bowl | 7x All-Pro

Defensive Player of the Year (2017, 2018, 2020)

Super Bowl Champion (LVI)

98 Sacks, 23 Forced Fumbles, 150 Tackles For Loss

4) Dan Hampton, DL (1979-90)

NFL Draft: 1979, Round 1, Pick 4 to the Chicago Bears

4x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XX)

82 Sacks

5) J.J. Watt, DE (2011-Present)

NFL Draft: 2011, Round 1, Pick 11 to the Houston Texans

5x Pro Bowl | 5x All-Pro

Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2014, 2015)

102 Sacks, 26 Forced Fumbles, 177 Tackles For Loss

NFL Records for most seasons with 20+ sacks (2) and most seasons leading the league in sacks (2).

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